Dillon Gee goes unclaimed on waivers, stays with Mets at Triple-A

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Now we know why the Mets had trouble trading Dillon Gee: No other team wanted him, even for nothing.

Gee was placed on the waiver wire after being designated for assignment and went unclaimed, meaning he’ll stay with the Mets at Triple-A and without taking up a spot on the 40-man roster.

Gee is owed about $3 million for the remainder of this season, so if a team viewed him as a solid mid-rotation option that seemingly wouldn’t have been a crazy salary to take on. However, he’s been hurt and ineffective for most of this season, allowing 29 runs in 40 innings after coming into the year with a 3.91 ERA in 640 career frames.